HTML & CSS code editors

by cbnet
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I have started learning HTML & CSS. I have to do certain changes in my header. Which code editor is best to use?
#code #css #editors #html
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  • Profile picture of the author WPcrew
    This is personal preference, but I'm using Notepad++ (started 2 months ago cause it's open source). I used Komodo, but it's to slow on startup (also free).

    99% of newbies (and over 50% of experienced coders) will tell you Dreamweaver.
    I used also HTMLPad, but it's not free.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farish
      I use sublime text. It has an unlimited trial and some plugins that really help coding efficiency like emmet.
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  • Profile picture of the author webworksbd
    notepad++ is best. You can use it. it's free and opensource.

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  • Profile picture of the author Reda Lagrana
    I also recommend Notepad++

    If you paste in some html code. Go to language > H and then choose HTML.

    Same apply to other languages, just choose the first letter that the code begin with.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author DJL
    I use NotePad++ most of the time, but the CoffeeCup free version is also very handy, as it has a built-in preview window.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    How is Brackets as compared to Notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author taylerhughes
    Stay away from Dreamweaver.

    For a free editor check out Notepad++.

    For a small fee check out Sublime Text 2.

    For a professional editor 100% Coda 2. It's perfect in almost every way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shashie
    Try Coffeecup HTML Editor
    best for someone beginning in HTML & CSS
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Kimball
    Notepad ++ is the best editor there.. and it's free..
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  • Profile picture of the author krrahman
    I am using notepad ++ because it is almost error free. Dreamweaver little confusing with design mode and code mode. Better go for notepad ++
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  • Profile picture of the author sham2
    Hello cbnet! Its depend on you that in which editor you can edit code easily.
    My first choice is Adobe Dreamweaver . Because Adobe Dreamweaver is user friendly . Dreamweaver have some features that help you to write your code easily.
    My second choice is Notepad++ its also good for code editing .
    My third choice is netbeans.
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  • Profile picture of the author Game On
    notepad++ is the best one
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  • Profile picture of the author robertstephenl85
    I recommend you to use Dreamweaver or Notepad++. You can instantly preview what you done by changing a tab in Dreamweaver. And if you want to see what you done you need to open your browser in notepad++. Now, it's your choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author datastyling
    Hi Robert,

    I would suggest you use NETBEANS editor as it also supports SVN & GIT and many more..i've been using this for almost 3 years now and it's very comfortable to use with less hassle.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexx
    Have been using Sublime Text for the past few years, and haven't got anything bad to say about it. Would definitely recommend it.

    Also, take a look at Atom. It's a new open source editor from GitHub.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Dreamweaver generates lousy code. I stick with Notepad++


    ...Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just set there.
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  • Profile picture of the author GregBrooks
    Notepad++ is fine.

    I prefer Sublime Text 2/3 (free)

    Dreamweaver is awful. Even though it "works", the code quality that it generates is awful. Your pages will take longer to load, they won't work great across all the browsers, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author bawany
    i would say, dont use Dreamweaver right now, you're in learning phase right now, and you need to type all the codes and syntax your self to keep them in your mind, at this stage use normal notepad and get grasp on your coding skills. once you're strong with that than you can use Dreamweaver or check out for TopStyle pro (for CSS)
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  • Profile picture of the author K Meier
    The best way to learn html & css is to NOT use any WYSYWYG editor.

    I use Aptana Studio. It's free and it works on Windows and Mac.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashaant
    Brackets is what I use now. The latest version is SUPER! and it does not run off a browser... it's a download..
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  • Profile picture of the author sachin121
    Adobe Edge Code (Preview) is a lightweight HTML and CSS editing tool that includes preview, quick editing, and integrated visual design features
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Notepad++ & WAMP covers everything I need for web/dev.
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